Job: Associate professor of philosophy and humanities, chair of Asian and Pacific Studies Program at Hawaii Pacific University
Background: Sierra Club Oahu Group; Ewa Neighborhood Board
Do you support the constitutional amendment to allow public money to be spent on private preschool? Why?
My daughter is a late-born 4-year-old and our family is one of the 5,000 hurt by lawmakers botched attempt to cancel pre-k while delaying the enrollment date for kindergarteners, while also failing to fund a preschool program that they nevertheless forced on the public. I do not support this plan.
What is your one big idea?
Ethics reform! Lawmakers need to be bound by stronger ethics laws to prevent corruption and restore faith in government. See details of my platform at Matt4Ewa.com, including: Education (A/C and second high school), Traffic, Quality Jobs, Affordable Housing, Kupuna Care, and Environmental Protection (help bring the limu back to Ewa).